Surviving a DDoS attack is possible but requires preparation.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks can target any business with an Internet presence, so enterprises must take proactive steps to build a DDoS defense against all types of DDoS attacks. The costs from site downtime from a DDoS attack can be large in terms of lost revenue, customer dissatisfaction and IT time. Surviving a DDoS attack is possible but requires preparation.
When a DDoS attack hits, panic can prevail. Seconds count in DDoS mitigation and the faster DDoS mitigation is deployed, the shorter the site downtime. If there is no DDoS mitigation plan in place, several days of downtime can be expected.
Organizations that create a formal DDoS mitigation response plan are most successful in eliminating the panic around a DDoS attack. However, a DDoS defense plan on paper – or a promise from a DDoS mitigation vendor – is not a guarantee that the DDoS mitigation will work as expected. Unfortunately, the first real test of a company’s DDoS mitigation is when a distributed denial of service attack actually occurs. DDoS survival should not depend on an untested plan.